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Hi, I’m Dr. Liz Carter

Nice to meet you!

As a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, I have a deep appreciation for the body’s own inner wisdom and ability to heal itself.

This core concept has guided the development of my natural health practice, New Leaf Natural Medicine, and my teaching and writing style.

The body is always right. It’s constantly telling us what it needs. And it’s my passion to help you understand what it’s saying.
Think of me as a translator — as the middle ground. I’m here to help you understand the language of your body, mind, and spirit so you can become a better, happier, and more fulfilled version of yourself.

The Latest from Dr. Liz Carter

How to Manage Guilt During Quarantine Learn to Care for Your Mental + Emotional Health

How to Manage Guilt During Quarantine Learn to Care for Your Mental + Emotional Health

A few weeks ago I wrote a little blurb for an article about how to best handle these quarantine times, or as I like to say now, quarantimes.

While other practitioners talk about diet and exercise, I chose to focus on mental health because that’s by far the most prominent issue I’ve been witnessing in my practice. 

People are scared and anxious, but the most common emotion I've observed is guilt.

Many of my patients feel terrible for being annoyed by the restrictions placed on their lives while others are facing a potentially life threatening illness, the death or sickness of loved ones, job loss, business collapse, and much more.

Support Your Lung Health Through Chinese Medicine Boost Your Immune System + Vitality with These Tips

Support Your Lung Health Through Chinese Medicine Boost Your Immune System + Vitality with These Tips

With the COVID pandemic, there’s a lot of concern about our lungs and their ability to fight off the viruses and remain healthy.

From a Western perspective, supporting our lungs seems limited to breathing exercises and hoping for the best. 

But if we look to Chinese medicine there’s plenty of action we can take!

Let’s take a tour through Chinese medical physiology and discover ways to nourish our lungs so they’re balanced and healthy.

Be Excellent to Each Other Connection + Compassion in a Time of Uncertainty

Be Excellent to Each Other Connection + Compassion in a Time of Uncertainty

I saw this as I was walking around my neighborhood on Saturday and it reinforced my belief that I have some pretty cool neighbors.

In times like these we’ve got to look to the classics for guidance.

The uncertainty we’re living in is uncomfortable, but I’m also grateful for how connected we can all still remain through the magic of the interwebs.

COVID-19 FAQ: Don’t Panic, Be Informed Get Answers to Common Questions + Stay Safe

COVID-19 FAQ: Don’t Panic, Be Informed Get Answers to Common Questions + Stay Safe

Your burning COVID-19 questions, answered.

Living in the epicenter of the outbreak in the US has understandably raised a lot of concerns from my patients. 

I’ve compiled the common questions I’ve heard and answered them to the best of my ability. 

I’ve linked sources wherever I can.

Please note: these answers are for informational purposes only. They are not medical advice. Please speak with your doctor or healthcare professional about what’s best for you.

Coronavirus and the Importance of Terrain Discover a Critical Variable for Understanding Your Risk

Coronavirus and the Importance of Terrain Discover a Critical Variable for Understanding Your Risk

With headlines popping up daily announcing new statistics from COVID-19, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what’s going on and what we can do.

Information is both abundant and lacking and it’s confusing to sort through.

In the meantime, I’d like to discuss one massively important variable that naturopathic doctors are very familiar with but that isn’t discussed at all in the mainstream.

And it’s a crucial component to determining your risk for catching the virus and how it progresses through your system.

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